Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Gateshead

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Watch and find out why locals have nicknamed this span across the River Tyne the "Blinking Eye Bridge." In contrast to a drawbridge that lifts or bends in the middle, this pedestrian and cyclist tilt bridge swings on a horizontal axis to allow boats to pass under it. Watch as the arch lowers toward the water and the curved bridge lifts toward the sky, leaving two low-angled arches above the river. To see it tilt, check the schedule posted at each end of the bridge. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Gateshead Millennium Bridge by using our Gateshead online journey maker .
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  • August 20, 2017
    Better known as The winking eye due to the way it tips when opened this is a lovely pedestrian and cyclist only bridge joining Gateshead with the Newcastle Quay side, very popular and well used.  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    Such a gorgeous bridge that looks over the river Tyne and a stone throw away from the city which was so handy. We stayed at a hotel close by and had a gorgeous view of it from our room. I'd never been...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    Lovely bridge, fun to watch it open and close. Kids were sure that Spider-Man could cross the bridge when it's open :)  more »
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  • Giant steel structure, magnificent piece of work upon the river Tyne. It reminds me of the iconic London bridge. The bridge is a tilt bridge i.e. it gets tilted or moves in circular fashion about two fixed points (like a skipping rope but not full 360°). The structure is designed by the companies WilkinsonEyre and Gifford and was opened for public in September 2001. I would visit again to see it beautifully lit up at night.
  • Well worth a visit either to see it moving or just to walk across it. I recommend from the Gateshead Millennium bridge to the Swing Bridge and back on the other shore. And if it's not too windy there are many seats on the Millennium Bridge where you can watch life and the Tyne run by. The pop into the Baltic's cafe for something to warm you up on a cold day.
  • It's a bridge! It gets you from one side of the River to the other, not sure what else there is to review. I guess you can get some good views of the tyne from it.
  • Awesome. I didnt actually see the bridge turn but either way it was pretty cool to see the craftmanship and the fine architecture.
  • Really pretty, loved the lights, would like to go back to see it rise for boats. Watch out for the cyclists, they are quite fast!

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